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Owners face 'insurmountable costs' to make apartments quake safe

Wellington apartment owners could end up spending more to make their buildings earthquake safe, than the actual value of their home.

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16 May 2019

The Government is looking at whether more buildings may be earthquake-prone

The Government is looking at whether more buildings might be "earthquake-prone", particularly those with precast concrete and hollow-core floors.

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15 May 2019

Reading revamp touted

Reading Cinemas has told investors it is "laser focused" on re-inventing the earthquake-prone Courtenay Central complex - but how it plans to go about the multi-million dollar revamp remains a mystery.

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14 May 2019

Central Library closure set to plunge Wellington City Council a further $10m in debt

The closure of Wellington's Central Library looks set to cost the city more than $10 million in its first year, plunging Wellington City Council further into debt.

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14 May 2019

Offer Made on Auckland Central City Building

Auckland Council has an offer of $58 million for its service centre at 35 Graham Street in the central city, the most valuable of seven properties it has put on the block.

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8 May 2019

Aluminium Composite Panels and the Risks for Fire Engineering Consultants

In the recent high profile Victorian "Lacrosse" case decision concerning rapid fire spread up the facade of an apartment high rise, the project fire engineer was held to be a contributory wrongdoer for not conducting a "full fire engineering assessment". It was not enough for the fire engineer to just confine its assessment to those fire hazards identified by the Building Surveyor as deviations from the Deemed to Satisfy requirements of the Building Code.

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6 May 2019

Boost for Employee Skills and Training

Doubling the time spent on employee training and reskilling will help both the staff and the organisations they work for prepare for the rapidly changing future of work.

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6 May 2019

REMINDER: Consultation for Building Law Reform now open

MBIE have opened consultation for what they are believe are "the most significant reforms since the current Building Act was introduced in 2004" - affecting people, produces and practices across the sector.
This consultation seeks feedback on changes in five areas: building products and methods, risk and liability, occupational regulation, the building levy, and offences, penalties and public notification. Decisions on the reforms are expected by late 2019, with any changes likely to be rolled out over the next two to five years.

Learn more about the proposals and have your say by 16 June 2019.

BOINZ will be lodging a submission. If you have any thoughts on the proposal that you would like BOINZ to take into account when formulating a submission, please email them to (by 24 May 2019)

Further details available here.

16 April 2019

Red tape and high costs are strangling the building industry, new survey reveals

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1 May 2019

Auckland's gRowth pressure cooker cools

Auckland's population growth is finally easing, and that makes managing the city a little easier.

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24 April 2019

HR DIVISION: Looking for a building surveying role in New Zealand?

International candidates looking for a building surveying role in New Zealand - contact us today. BOINZ is your one stop shop to help you look for and find a role in New Zealand.

As part of our HR Division service, we will interview you to assess your skills and abilities and understand your time frames and preferred locations.

We can then work with you to find and apply for building surveying roles in New Zealand. We actively recruit on behalf of building surveying employers and can keep you updated on available jobs and assist you with the full process.

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